November 19, 2020 Last updated November 19th, 2020 1,809 Reads share

Emerging Technology Trends That Will Change Legal Sector

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Technological innovation has become one of the tensest priorities in the legal sector. Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, analytics capabilities, and other types of automation are the big tech trends that are emerging in the legal sector. The technological trend for law firms and legal professionals is growing worldwide. Artificial intelligence and automation are playing a crucial role not only in Software development organizations but also in the legal sector in enhancing legal services. Digital transformation, disruptive technology is consistently shaping the legal industry following significant changes. Technology helps legal and compliance leaders in their key mandates to manage risk and facilitate the business’s digital transformation.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) brings new tools and features to improve legal work. AI is so powerful that it could effortlessly handle the time-consuming administrative tasks of lawyers. AI provides an enormous amount of data at unprecedented speed, leading to faster discovery. AI performs the analysis and predicts the trends that help the legal sector to improve and help the legal business to grow. Artificial intelligence providing lawyers and insight on similar cases and help them to accurately answer client question. AI capitalizes large scale operations and makes expert legal representation accessible to everyone.

Virtual Law Practice Development

The virtual law firm is a legal practice that operates from home offices and provides services to the clients. Virtual law firms are formed and regulated as similar to traditional law firms.

Data Developments

There are many ways data is processed, stored, and used in the legal profession. After the introduction of GDPR, legislation data protection is an important and supreme aspect of the industry. Data encryption plays a vital role in authentication, disabled editing, and watermarked documents are going to rise.

Blockchain and Security

Cybersecurity is becoming more prominent in the legal field and Blockchain technology is making a great mark in improving security. Blockchain has enormous potential in tracing and preventing the hack. This is easy for blockchain technology just because blockchain exists on a chain of nodes, and each node verifying the other. If any hackers try to do the fraudulent activity, then blockchain makes it impossible. Blockchain technology has the potential to streamline, re-engineer, disintermediate, automate, and secure many legal processes without losing any of the judicial authority. Blockchain also optimizes various legal processes and lowering friction and costs.

Business Intelligence (BI)

Many organizations have encouraged powerful business intelligence software because it helps organizations to analyze their data and improve reporting structures. BI dashboard visualizes and consolidates key information into a logical format that can be very useful in problem identification and forecasting reliable outcomes.

Artificial Intelligence

How Automation is Helpful for Legal Sector?

Automation is not only making a tremendous impact on Software companies but also in the Legal Sector as well. Automation in the legal sector provides quicker services and at a lower cost for customers. Automation helps law firms and professionals to adopt the way they work and become more efficient. Because of growing customer expectations, the latest pace of digital transformation in the legal sector has to keep up with the change and trends. The emerging technology stack for legal sector provides various law-based solutions such as e-billing, workflow automation, dashboard, e-signature, dashboard, and general compliance.

Minimize Human Error and Cost

Automation solutions have become the major adaptation for the legal industry and application integration pick up momentum. Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Process Automation (RPA), and other technologies gaining a lot of attention from legal practitioners to manage partners, practice group leaders, and general counsel. RPA can lessen the costs by 20-40 percent while minimizing human error and increasing compliance.

Cost-Effective and Time-Saving

RPA is helping the legal industry to reduce time and costs, and its strategic solution analyzes the risk of taking on a new client and cut the cost of managing civil cases within guidelines. There is a wide range of time-consuming, monotonous processes that are compulsory but do not necessarily need to be acted by a lawyer. With the help of automation, these repetitive tasks can be handled easily. RPA provides fine solutions to the public sectors and helps in smooth deployment.

RPA Focuses on High Productivity and Consistency

RPA is more focused on productivity, cost optimization, recurrent in regulations, and policies. RPA protects legal firms against sanctions and fines by keeping up with compliance checks before or after a trial. Software robots can automatically perform periodic due-diligence checks and flag dubious activity with 100 percent accuracy. RPA’s software robot helps to fill out the suspicious activity report and notify it when finished. RPA is also able to automatically place information required in the subject details and transaction details. Adopting automation in the legal sector will undoubtedly revolutionize the way the legal sector performs. RPA is much more liable in essential business automation and to ensure consistency and reliability across multiple systems and formats.

Legal service providers are keeping a close eye on the rapidly evolving technologies.


According to McKinsey new “Disruptive Technologies” report identified twelve merging technologies that will drastically reshape the world we live and bring an annual economic impact at $33 trillion by 2025. If we talk about current AI implications in the legal sector then it is helping lawyers to perform due diligence and research, adding insights and “shortcuts” through analytics and automating creative processes in legal work. Artificial intelligence and some other technologies are enabling machines to take on many of the tasks quite a rate.


According to the Deloitte, 91% of the finance executives consider account payable automation as a top priority. RPA can deliver significant efficiency in compliance checks and generate a suspicious activity report that may alert your legal firm to potential risks. Automation offers legal companies the ability to work smarter, faster, and free up time resources previously dedicated to manual tasks. Automation software’s that uses machine technologies to replace previously laborious tasks associated with large scale outcomes.

Digital transformation is restricting the entire legal industry that is benefited in many ways to keep your legal firm ahead of the competition and ready for tomorrow. With the help of Blockchain technology, legal documents can be easily transferred and valuable information can be safe and secured. Blockchain increases the data integrity and automates convertible notes.

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Nidhi Joshi

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